I am trying to setup multi store in Magento 18.104.22.168, and here is what I have done so far (in the scenario I am trying to create another store for France and call it "FR"):
1) Creating a new root Catalog,
2) Creating a new
Website/Store/StoreView in System >> Manage Stores
3) Creating a new directory called "fr" in magento root folder and I have copied "Index.php" and ".htaccess" file from magento root to "fr" folder.
4) I have edited the "index.php" file inside "fr" folder from
$mageFilename = MAGENTO_ROOT . '/app/Mage.php';
$mageFilename = '../app/Mage.php';
5) and I have added below code into the ".htaccess" of "fr" folder:
SetEnvIf Host .*base.* MAGE_RUN_CODE="base"; SetEnvIf Host .*magento_site_2.* MAGE_RUN_TYPE="fr";
I have also set the "Auto-redirect to Base URL" to disabled in the admin panel, and set the "secure" and "Not-secure" base url for "fr" store accordingly.
The Problem is, when I try to access the new store by going to
www.example.com/fr/, I can see the exact same website with all the products and categories that are available in
www.example.com. It does not feel like a new empty store.